|Offers:||Texas Tech, Auburn, Boise State, Bryant, Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Montana, Montana State, Oregon State, Pacific, Pepperdine, Portland, Portland State, Saint Louis, San Francisco, TCU, Washington State,|
|High School:||Compass Prep (Chandler, Arizona)|
|Commitment Date:||December 23, 2021|
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Lamar Washington becomes the third member of the 2022 recruiting class for Mark Adams, with point guard Pop Isaacs and forward Robert Jennings.
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— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) December 23, 2021
Washington is originally from Portland, Oregon, playing his prep ball in Arizona this year. Washington is a lefty with a physically ready body, he was the player of the year in Oregon last year before his transfer to Arizona.
RedRaiderSports’ Ben Golan spoke with Washington, stating that it was initially his relationship with assistant coach Barret Peery:
“Me and coach Peery, we’ve been really close. He was at Portland State when I was a freshman in high school. That’s how I got in touch with him, he came and recruited me at Portland State a little bit and gave me an offer. When he went to Texas Tech he continued recruiting me. They were one of the first major schools to really give me an offer.
Me and him, our relationship is tight. He’s always keeping it real with me on and off the court about my game and stuff. He’s a really good guy, for real. That’s my guy.
Coach Adams, he’s got a great spirit, great heart. I love him, he seems like he has a winning spirit. At Texas Tech, I love the defense. They know what they’re doing over there, they know how to coach. They got defense.
The whole other staff, they’ve been great to me. Everybody was good, coach Darby (Rich), all of them.”
Washington looks to be ready from a physical standpoint to see immediate playing time. A good-sized shooting guard that’s got a good outside touch (from what I can tell) although the shot is a bit of a set-shot and that left foot is forward, which is not something I’m used to seeing. Regardless, I think Washington averaged 30 points a game in Portland and in Arizona, that’s somewhat of an all-start type of team and is averaging 11 points, 3 boards, and nearly 4 assists a game. I sort of find it highly interesting that Adams, as a JUCO guy, has signed such an impressive high school class, that may not be done. I think there’s probably a mix of being old and being young that the team needs and the current team may lean a bit much on being old, largely because Adams needed to field a team without having a season to field a recruiting class.